Help us with the project to create an eco village and therapeutic community in the Mantiqueira mountains, Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a Hostel and work with tourism in the Mantiqueira mountains in the village of Delfim Moreira and nearby. The population of our small town is around 5 thousand people. The rural tradition is still alive, many people cultivate their own food, and the locals help each other for the wellbeing of the community.

    Delfim Moreira has a pleasant temperature. The fresh weather and clean air is much appreciated by our visitors. We are one of the coldest cities of Brazil. Just half an hour away we have the university city of Itajubá, where one of the ten best universities in the country is located. In Itajubá you can find all the amenities of a busy city.

    If you are looking for a quiet place, with nature beauty all around, within an environmental preservation zone where you can be deeply and hear answers inside yourselves, your place can be here.

    We love sports in contact with nature. You may have the opportunity to visit many beautiful spots in the area. Trekking, camping and mountain biking are our passions.

    Come Join us!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will get to know the regional culture, learn about planting practices and the Portuguese language. Minas Gerais is a state that is known in the entire country for its simplicity, quiet life and the hospitality of receiving its visitors. We live between the two largest cities of Brazil, yet with the peace and safety of its origins.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with the restoration and the building a terapeutic center and the eco projects.
    Gardening, decoration, construction and painting are one of the many activities here.
    Help with daily tasks of the the eco village and the hostel.
    Assist in the maintenance of tourist trails.
    Any help with tourists.
    Any cultural presentation and language skills with the community.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are in the process of setting up a Holistic Center in a beautiful country house located 7km outside of Delfim Moreira in the small, community-led village Rosário. The country house is surrounded by stunning scenery and nature, here you can really disconnect from busy city life and spend your days connecting to nature and the local surroundings of mountains, horses, cows, chickens, waterfalls and nature reserves. In the village there are dairy farms, nature reserves and chalets set amongst incredible scenery. We need help painting, gardening and constructing within the house. We are building a community here and we usually practice yoga together in the morning and plan fun activities to do together for when we finish working: such as waterfall trekking in the mountains, horse riding and exploring the local town which got many delicious cafes, restaurants and bars. The work is laid back and I am very open to suggestions for how the house could be improved. If you are a creative, open-minded person with ideas we would love to hear from you! As we are working together and building a community, we aim to have breakfast, lunch and dinner together so we can plan and discuss the day ahead. There is no internet connection at the house, however if you have a VIVO chip you will be able to use your phone here to access the internet. If you can drive there may be a car available to use whilst you are here, otherwise accessing the town centre is easy by bike and the walk is extremely scenic and beautiful!

    We have two more places in Delfim Moreira that we can stay eventually, the chalet on the montains, inside the forest where its setting the eco village. The chalet is very cozy, really set in nature. There is no electricity, the lighting, the refrigerator, the stove and the hot water run on gas. All water is mineral and direct from the source. There is a fireplace! Internet access is only possible walking 1km away - via your own mobile phone. The chalet is located 24km from the village of Delfim Moreira and sometimes we can stay on the Hostel in the Delfim city, where you can find a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy and high speed internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Every day buses leave from São Paulo (260km) and Rio de Janeiro (290km) to Itajubá, the largest city next.
    From São Paulo: 06:45, 13:00, 18:30 (company Pássaro Marron)
    From Rio de Janeiro: 09:20, 21:30 (company Cometa)
    You need to tell the driver that you are going to stop in Delfim Moreira.

    From Belo Horizonte (476km): 07:00, 13:30, 22:30 (every day: company Expresso Gardenia)
    From Campinas (292km): 06:00, 10:30, 14:00, 17:30 (every day: company Expresso Gardenia)
    From Brasília (1184 km): 19:15 (not every day: company Gontijo)
    These three options you need to take a bus from Itajubá to Delfim Moreira.

    In the free time you can make small trips, such as: Paraty beach and Trindade beach (140km), São Lourenço (100km), Campos do Jordão (60km), Maria da Fé (50km) e São Bento do Sapucaí (100km). There are also several small towns with great tourist spots nearby.

    Also you can camping in the biggest peak of state São Paulo: Pico dos Marins. Our favorite mountain is 23 km away from the village - and 2421 meters above sea level or to the Pico do Itaguaré - the famous sleeping giant, 2308 meters abobe sea level.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


































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